HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. - The No. 24 Newberry College men's golf team placed second after the completion of the 2010 Food Lion South Atlantic Conference after Tuesday's final 27 holes in Hendersonville, N.C.
The scarlet and gray shot combined for a stroke total of 887 (299-296-292; +23), improving every round at the par-72, 6,796-yard Etowah Valley Country Club. Originally scheduled for a 36- and 18-hole split between Monday and Tuesday, the nine SAC member institutions were forced to play 27 holes each day.
Newberry, winning the 2008 and 2009 SAC Championships in come from behind fashion, could not overcome an eight stroke deficit after 36 holes. The Railsplitters of Lincoln Memorial University shot a tournament best 286, 2-under par, in the final round to finish the competition with a 14 stroke cushion (295-292-286; +9).
Wingate University took third place with an 899 (304-297-298; +35).
Individually, junior Daniel Stanley (Inman, S.C.) became the second Newberry men's golfer to win the individual SAC Championship in the last three years. Stanley shot an even par 216 (73-71-72), narrowly edging Lincoln Memorial's Jamie Chapman (73-73-71; +1).
Stanley, a first team All-SAC selection, racked up 13 birdies en route to his second consecutive tournament victory after taking first place at the Bearcat Classic in Greenwood, S.C. on March 29-30.
Sophomore Matthew Campbell (Rome, N.Y.) garnered a top-5 placement and an all-tournament team honor with a 54-hole score of 220 (74-71-75; +4). Campbell, a second team All-SAC selection,took 5th while holing six birdies and one eagle.
SAC Freshman of the Year Chandler Gruenemeier (Jacksonville, Fla.) tied for 16th with a three round score of 225 (77-76-72; +9). Senior Sean Collard (Gauteng, South Africa) shot a 226 (75-78-73; +10) and tied for 18th while junior Ben Lown (North Augusta, S.C.) finished in 32nd with a 237 (79-79-79; +21).
The second place finish for Newberry College does not automatically qualify for the NCAA Division II South/Southeast Regional. The scarlet and gray will await the final regional rankings for the Southeast Region. Newberry was seventh in the last set of rankings which were released April 16 and the scarlet and gray need to secure a spot in the top-8 for a bid to the regional.
Food Lion SAC Championships (April 19-20, 2010)
Etowah Valley Country Club Hendersonville, N.C.
Par: 72 Yardage: 6,796
|Final Results||Rd.1||Rd. 2||Rd. 3||Total||Relation to Par|
|1.||Lincoln Memorial University||295||292||286||873||+9|
|9.||Mars Hill College||312||318||318||948||+84|